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Juan R. Luciano – Keynote Speech at IMA 2017 Annual Lunch

Juan R. Luciano – Keynote Speech at IMA 2017 Annual Lunch

Juan R. Luciano, Chairman of the Board of Directors, President & CEO of Archer Daniels Midland Company, presented the keynote address at the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association 2017 Annual lunch held at the JW Marriott in Chicago on December 8, 2017.

Mr. Luciano joined ADM in 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was named president in February 2014 and in January 2015, became the ninth chief executive in ADM’s 112-year history. He became chairman of  the board in January 2016.

Under Mr. Luciano’s leadership, ADM has taken significant actions to deliver shareholder value through strategic growth.  Since January 2015, the company has invested in port facilities in Europe & South America announced construction of new feed plants in the U.S and China and expanded sweetner production capacity in Eastern Europe.  Luciano has also led ADM’s continued expansion into the ingredients business, growing the company’s production capacity of specialty nuts and seeds and adding to ADM’s flavor capabilities.  At the same time, he has spearheaded operational excellence initiatives that have significantly enhanced the company’s capital, cost and cash positions and has led efforts to continue building the organization’s internal leadership capacity.